Christian Art Today: The Spirit of your Father will be speaking in you

  • Patrick Van de Vorst

Come Holy Spirit by Lance Brown, Oil on canvas, 2014 © Lance Brown, Painted Christ Performance Art

Come Holy Spirit by Lance Brown, Oil on canvas, 2014 © Lance Brown, Painted Christ Performance Art

Gospel of 12th July 2019 - Matthew 10: 16-23

Jesus instructed the Twelve as follows: 'Remember, I am sending you out like sheep among wolves; so be cunning as serpents and yet as harmless as doves.

'Beware of men: they will hand you over to sanhedrins and scourge you in their synagogues. You will be dragged before governors and kings for my sake, to bear witness before them and the pagans. But when they hand you over, do not worry about how to speak or what to say; what you are to say will be given to you when the time comes; because it is not you who will be speaking; the Spirit of your Father will be speaking in you. 'Brother will betray brother to death, and the father his child; children will rise against their parents and have them put to death. You will be hated by all men on account of my name; but the man who stands firm to the end will be saved. If they persecute you in one town, take refuge in the next; and if they persecute you in that, take refuge in another. I tell you solemnly, you will not have gone the round of the towns of Israel before the Son of Man comes.'

Reflection on the Speed Painting

Today's painting is by Lance Brown, a colourblind Christian 'speed' painter. He makes his paintings during six minute performances where he completes the full composition in front of an audience. You can see the artist making our painting on YouTube, well worth a watch: www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-zNwTbKioI

To read on see: www.christianart.today/daily-gospel-reading/109


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